(9-7-20) On September 6, 2020 at approximately 6:52 P.M. Darke County Deputies were dispatched to 3166 Aldrich Road in reference to a fight.  

Preliminary investigation revealed that Dennis Heck Sr (65) of Arcanum and Dennis Heck Jr (35) of Arcanum were in a physical altercation. While investigating the altercation is was discovered Dennis Heck Jr had fired several shots from a pistol at Dennis Heck Sr and Valerie Blanton (25) of Liberty Indiana.

Deputies were forced to subdue Heck Jr. with the use of a taser in an attempt to deescalate the situation.

No one involved was struck by any of the rounds. Arcanum Rescue was called to the scene for potential injuries.

Dennis Heck Jr was arrested at the scene and booked and is currently in the Darke County Jail on 2 counts of Felonious Assault.   

This incident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.